Westone XA 1420

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Westone XA 1420

Post by norse_ninja on Wed Apr 06, 2011 1:09 am

I recently acquired a Westone model XA 1420 Anniversary Edition (looks like '87 vintage). Not finding much information about this particular Westone anywhere. I like the guitar very much, plays surprisingly well. Any information would be helpful. Thanks in advance.


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Re: Westone XA 1420

Post by Iceman on Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:53 am

Hello Norse and welcome!!

The best information one could find was at westone.info but the site was closed just a day or so ago. The powers that be here at the forum are working behind the scenes to attempt to rectify this so say tuned.

VERY NICE AXE, BTW. What a Face What a Face cyclops

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Re: Westone XA 1420

Post by norse_ninja on Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:52 am

Hello Iceman, thanks for the reply!

While doing some research on the guitar I did find the Westone website and, as you mentioned, has been deleted. I've tried every search engine I can think of and almost nothing ever comes up for this guitar. I'm kind of excited to find out more about it.

Believe it or not, I bought this guitar at a garage sale for FIVE dollars! I had never even heard of Westone before this. Put a set of strings on it and a new battery in it, and it's hands down one of the best guitars I've ever played! (been playing 17 years, main axe is a late 70's Gibson Les Paul, have owned other Gibsons, Jacksons, Ibanez...)

Looking forward to being a Westone player. Thanks again!

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Re: Westone XA 1420

Post by Guest on Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:05 am

norse_ninja wrote:Believe it or not, I bought this guitar at a garage sale for FIVE dollars!

5 bucks??? That's a nice find for 5 bucks. It looks a bit like the Westone Corsair models.

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Re: Westone XA 1420

Post by hobster on Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:51 pm

sarcaster wrote:
norse_ninja wrote:Believe it or not, I bought this guitar at a garage sale for FIVE dollars!

5 bucks??? That's a nice find for 5 bucks. It looks a bit like the Westone Corsair models.

Wow, that is truly great. What an awesome find. Looks like you have an 87 anniversary model Corsair XA1420TBU trans burgundy. Great axe. Here is some info from my 87 catalog.

Solid poplar body, flamed maple top.
Canadian hard maple neck, rosewwod fretboard 350mm. radius
carbon graphite nut
25 1/2" scale, 22 frets 18% nickel silver
TSA machine heads
Magnaflux VI active pickups
Bendmaster deluxe bridge chrome finish

you're a lucky dude man! Very Happy cheers

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Re: Westone XA 1420

Post by corsair on Wed Apr 06, 2011 2:32 pm

hobster wrote:Here is some info from my 87 catalog.

Right. You there... yes you; that man there!!! Very Happy

Hey, can you scan all of the pages and get them to me; it looks like we're going to have to build our own reference site lads.... all hands to the pump!!

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Re: Westone XA 1420

Post by Iceman on Wed Apr 06, 2011 2:53 pm

5 bucks!!! Sheesh, where are these people coming from?? No ( with envy )

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Re: Westone XA 1420

Post by Warrn on Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:15 pm

$5?? That person seriously must not have known anything about guitars, wow. Amazing deal! Very Happy

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Re: Westone XA 1420

Post by Westbone on Wed Apr 06, 2011 5:17 pm

What a result, nice one .
£3.00, jammy fecker. Smile

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Re: Westone XA 1420

Post by norse_ninja on Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:17 pm

Thanks everyone for all the positive feedback. Big thanks to hobster for the info, good lookin out!!!

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Re: Westone XA 1420

Post by Iceman on Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:37 pm

Westbone wrote:What a result, nice one .
£3.00, jammy fecker. Smile


ok, I'll bite...... what the heck does this mean :?: :?: :?:

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Re: Westone XA 1420

Post by DuoFuzz on Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:41 pm

It means the luckiest of lucky fu..fu..fff.................you get the idea! What a Face

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Re: Westone XA 1420

Post by Iceman on Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:44 pm

Danke. I will look to use that as soon as is possible. Cool

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Re: Westone XA 1420

Post by DuoFuzz on Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:11 pm

Just for you Iceman, from British (Irish) comedy Father Ted - Feck Off, Cup

*End of thread hijack*

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Re: Westone XA 1420

Post by hobster on Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:24 pm

corsair wrote:
hobster wrote:Here is some info from my 87 catalog.

Right. You there... yes you; that man there!!! Very Happy

Hey, can you scan all of the pages and get them to me; it looks like we're going to have to build our own reference site lads.... all hands to the pump!!

Yes, my man, i will do all i can to contribute. I have a 1987 special editions catalog, an 87 price list, and a Spectrum series catalog (with FX). I wish i had more, and i also need to find a friend with a scanner (shouldn't be too hard). Lets get this going! We need a Westie info site.
No problem NNinja, everyone here has been so cool to me and anyone who needs info, i'm just trying to recipricate. Very Happy

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Re: Westone XA 1420

Post by The Chad on Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:23 am

Welcome to the forum, stick around!

And to echo the rest... $5?!?!?! Wow. What a Face Those are very nice shredders, good find.

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